Former Strictly star performing in Watamu tonight

Andrew Cuerden
Andrew Cuerden

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Andrew Cuerden is performing at Ocean Sports Resort in Watamu tonight (31 October). Guests can enjoy a delicious dinner special for Ksh 600 followed dancing to follow.

Zimbabwe born and South African raised Andrew is a Latin dancer who moved to England to further his dance career in 1996. Dancing with partner Hanna Haarala they reached 4th place in the UK amateur Latin rankings, before turning professional. The pair were chosen to tutor a celebrity each for the third series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2005. Andrew partnered Holby City and Waterloo Road star with Jaye Jacobs but was eliminated in the second week. Despite this, he continued to appear in subsequent broadcasts performing in some of the professional routines for the remainder of the series.

Previously ranked 25th in the world professional Latin rankings with professional partner Hanna Haarala, and 2nd in the Finnish Latin Rankings as well as reaching the Quarter Final of “The International Championships” Professional Latin 2006. Andrew and Hanna retired from competing in May 2008 but remain dance partners and now teach in and around London as well as performing their Latin Emotion Cabaret performance around the world.

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